Monday, October 30, 2017

Multiplatinum-Selling Artist Christina Aguilera to Honor Whitney Houston and the 25th Anniversary of the Film ‘The Bodyguard’ With Musical Tribute at the ‘2017 American Music Awards®,’ November 19, on ABC

Multiplatinum-Selling Artist Christina Aguilera to Honor Whitney Houston and the 25th Anniversary of the Film ‘The Bodyguard’ With Musical Tribute at the ‘2017 American Music Awards®,’ November 19, on ABC



The Live Broadcast Will Air Sunday, November 19, at 8:00 p.m. EST on

dick clark productions and ABC announced today that singer, songwriter
and actress Christina Aguilera will pay tribute to Whitney Houston and
music from the successful film-turned-pop culture phenomenon, “The
Bodyguard,” at the “2017 American Music Awards.”

The multitalented songstress’ tribute, which will feature memorable
tracks from “The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album,” comes on the
eve of the 25th anniversary of the film, which was released
on November 25, 1992, and starred one of Aguilera’s all-time favorite
artists, the late Whitney Houston. Houston won 22 American Music
Awards, including eight in a single year, making her the most awarded
female vocalist of all time.

A fan favorite and true pop icon, Aguilera has treated fans to an array of
American Music Awards performances throughout the years including her first
AMA performance in 2000 with the hit singles “What a Girl Wants” and “I
Turn to You,” her knockout medley of “Ain’t No Other Man,” “Beautiful,”
“Dirrty,” “Genie In a Bottle” and “Keeps Gettin’ Better” in 2008, as well
as her most recent performance of the moving piano ballad “Say Something”
with A Great Big World in 2013. Viola Davis will be on hand to introduce
Aguilera for this unforgettable homage. The “2017 American Music Awards,”
the world’s largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch
their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols,
newcomers and record breakers in the contemporary music scene, will
celebrate 45 years of music live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles
on Sunday, November 19, at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC.

“Whitney herself stated in 2001 that Christina Aguilera sang the best
version of her song ‘Run To You,’” said the Estate of Whitney E.
Houston. “It is with great appreciation and honor that she is returning
to participate on the American Music Awards for a special tribute
honoring the 25th anniversary of ‘The Bodyguard.’ Whitney
said that Christina is, without a doubt, one of the best voices she
enjoyed in this generation of music. From the Estate of Whitney E.
Houston, we thank you with great joy!”

“I am honored and humbled to be asked to participate in such a special
tribute of a timeless soundtrack that has been a huge inspiration not only
in my own personal life and career but to countless aspiring singers –
touching music lovers worldwide and influencing the history of music
itself,” said Christina Aguilera. “To be honoring THE one and only Whitney
Houston is a blessing, and I am grateful to celebrate the spirit of her
songs and legend that lives on. I feel eternally fortunate to have
personally met her on and off the stage. My deep appreciation for her
kindness to me while coming up in the business – her graciousness,
generosity, humanity and beauty – lived up to everything I could have hoped
for in meeting my idol and will forever be cherished in my memory of her.”
Originally released on November 17, 1992, “The Bodyguard: Original
Soundtrack Album” – co-executive produced by Whitney Houston and Clive
Davis – was the first album verified by SoundScan to sell more than one
million copies in a single week, won the Grammy® Award for
Album of the Year, has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide (and is
certified 17x Platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA) and is the top-selling
soundtrack album of all time. “The Bodyguard” marked Whitney’s debut as a
movie star while the soundtrack – driven in part by Whitney’s monumental
interpretation of “I Will Always Love You” – became of one of the
best-selling albums of any genre in history. Legacy Recordings (in
cooperation with The Estate of Whitney E. Houston) is celebrating the 25 th anniversary with the release of “Whitney Houston – I Wish You
Love: More From The Bodyguard” on November 17, 2017, which includes
never-before-released live recordings from Whitney’s historic The Bodyguard
Tour (1993-1995); alternate versions of the audio recordings from the “The
Bodyguard” film; an alternate version of a remix of “I’m Every Woman”;
additional artwork and more.

Singer, songwriter, performer, producer, director and actress, Christina
Aguilera, is one of the most accomplished performers of the last decade.
She has sold more than 43 million albums worldwide, achieved four No. 1
singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, three top five albums in the United
States, and has won six Grammy Awards. She has collaborated with other
legendary artists including Herbie Hancock, Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett,
Elton John and The Rolling Stones. Aguilera was also the only artist under
30 to make Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of 100 greatest singers of all
time and was named one of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People in 2013.
The New York native’s trajectory from performing in local talent shows in
Pennsylvania, where she grew up, to getting her big break on “Star Search”
in 1992 to landing a part on the Disney Channel’s “The New Mickey Mouse
Club,” is well known. It was her song “Reflection” for Disney’s “Mulan”
that led to a record deal with RCA and the release of her self-titled debut
album in the summer of 1999. The album quickly hit No. 1 on the strength of
its first dance/pop single, “Genie In A Bottle” (which dominated the charts
for five weeks and broke records worldwide) and other chart toppers
including “What A Girl Wants” and “Come on Over.” She has gone on to win
multiple awards including a Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Best Pop
Collaboration with Vocals, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, to name a
few. Among countless other honors, she is also the recipient of a 2001
Latin Grammy Award for “Mi Reflejo” (Best Female Pop Vocal Album), a 2000
Billboard Music Award for Female Artist of the Year, and two 2004 Rolling
Stone Music Awards (Best Female Performer, Readers’ Pick; and Best Tour,
Readers’ Pick, “Justified and Stripped”). In 2010, Christina added a new
role to her list of accomplishments, the role of actress. She starred in
her first feature film “Burlesque,” opposite Cher and Stanley Tucci which
earned a Golden Globe Nomination for her Original Song, “Bound to You”
which she co-wrote and performed. In 2011 Aguilera made her way to
television showcasing her mentoring side as she coached young hopefuls in
the effort to beat out her fellow coaches on the NBC series “The Voice.”
The show was an immediate success breaking television ratings records and
winning multiple Emmy® Awards. In 2015, she made her way
back to acting starring as Jade St. John in the ABC hit series “Nashville.”
In addition, in 2017, she wrapped shooting “Zoe” starring Ewan McGregor and
appeared as the voice of Akiko Glitter in the summer Sony release, “The
Emoji Movie.”

As previously announced, music legend Diana Ross will take the stage at
the ”
2017 American Music Awards” for a rare performance, where she will also be
honored with the “American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement” in
recognition of her remarkable career and her outstanding artistic
contributions to the entertainment industry and popular culture.
Additionally, multiplatinum pop superstar Selena Gomez will treat fans to
the world television premiere of her brand-new single, “Wolves.”
Nominations for the “2017 American Music Awards” were announced earlier
this month. Bruno Mars leads with eight nominations, including Artist of
the Year, Video of the Year, and Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock. The
Chainsmokers, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran and The Weeknd tied with
five nominations each, while Justin Bieber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi
received four nominations each. Additionally, Keith Urban earned three
nominations, and Rihanna and Halsey earned two nominations each.
The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting is
open in all categories except New Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile
and Collaboration of the Year presented by Xfinity, which will both open on
Wednesday, November 1.

The Artist of the Year nominees are Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, Drake,
Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran. Voting for Artist of the Year will close on
Thursday, November 16, at 8:59:59 p.m. PST. Voting for all other editorial
categories closes on Monday, November 13, at 8:59:59 a.m. PST.

For New Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile and Collaboration of the
Year presented by Xfinity, fans can vote for each award 100 times per day,
per voting platform in one or both of the ways below. Fans can vote for all
other awards once per day, per voting platform.
American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as
reflected in Billboard Magazine and on, including album and
digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring.
These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners,
including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The eligibility period for the
“2017 American Music Awards” was September 9, 2016, to September 14, 2017.
Sponsors for the “2017 American Music Awards” include Comcast’s Xfinity and
T-Mobile. Media partners include Cumulus Media/ Westwood One and Music

The “2017 American Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions.
Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are executive producers. Larry Klein, Barry
Adelman and Mark Bracco are producers.

For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be
sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the
official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.

Tickets are now on sale at

About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show,
features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted
awards in the music genres of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country,
Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational,
Latin, EDM and Soundtrack, and the categories of Artist of the Year, New
Artist of the Year presented by T-Mobile, Collaboration of the Year
presented by Xfinity, Tour of The Year and Video of the Year. The American
Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists.
The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 200
countries around the world. For more information,, or


About dick clark productions

dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor
of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of
Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,”
“Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan
Seacrest,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly
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